The Chinese have a different way of talking about this
Oo I haven’t looked into Chinese theory-fiction about this. Everyone knows Cixin Liu and pretty much nothing else. Imagine what sci-fi ideas one would have when there. Totally different consciousness.
They’re probably thinking of the geological side of this here, not me
The purpose of the establishment is: (1) use the space environment to study the origin and evolution of the moon and the earth
I don’t care about the history of rocks. I want to get so distant from humans mentally that they might as well be rocks.
This is the chief scientist of China’s lunar exploration program. He looks like a rock guy. He has some other interesting books too though
“Lunar Science”, that’s a thing to them? He’s advised 50 dissertations too. Apparently there’s a confidential quality to some of his work. Ah, he’s known as the father of Chang’e, that robot that landed on the dark side of the moon.
My general theory is that a lunar base would not only facilitate new technologies, it would facilitate new ideas from a humanities perspective too
Distance from the state, distance from the state-religion. The aim is always the production of a new Galileo. “Understanding rocks” is still the larval stage that leads to that. Someone that is worried about oxygen isn’t going to have as much higher order thinking.
Above I said that the Chinese have a different way of talking about all this? This is its own kind of figurative journey to the moon. Their “lunar base” about lunar bases, if that makes sense. Interesting to imagine that if Westerners and Chinese each had their own separate lunar civilization that eventually they’d be more similar to each other than they’d be to their former terrestrial civilizations. It would be funny if the moonchinks used “soft power” to gradually brainwash us into their thought-style of lunar living, the way the Israelis do with the Iranians on earth. “Why do you have to say mean words?” Cuz I… don’t trust them?
I type in “moon” on z-library and see hundreds of romance novels and like two science ones.
Okay here we go, one from 2020
This book presents a collection of chapters, which address various contexts and challenges of the idea of human enhancement for the purposes of human space missions.
And again, like the Chinaman above said, it sounds magical. This is a nonfiction book.
They discuss CRISPR in this!
Steven Abood, in Chap. 4, discusses four conceptual approaches to the definition of biological species. He shows how a definitional and conceptual approach may determine our way of thinking about human species.
lol WHO CARES
we may be prone to argue against enhancements which would be perceived as challenging our species identity
Guess why people are prone to that? Banker-disrespecter Adolf and the mythical chambers, that’s why, there’s no other reason. And posthumanism is the only reason I talk about those subjects at all. They cause the stagnation of evolution.
Yeah you’re going to want to check this book out. Haven’t seen anything on the Chinese internet like this. A shame too since they don’t have our allergies. This is looking like one of the most futuristic books I’ve ever seen. Looks like magic, really it’s science.
Yess this is all about gene-editing… So sneaky. They can get away with it because space is such a hostile environment to live in that extremism is necessary.
This is so stupid and it’s all because of lazy, over-sensitive historiography
They address the risk of formation of new human species separated from human population on Earth. Such speciation, biologically possible under some conditions, would be challenging for humanity and lead to a highly undesirable situation in which one human species—terrestrial or cosmic—would be perceived as better than another.
See, this is a sneaky way to get around the state-religion, shhhh
In Chap. 15, Kelly C. Smith and Caleb Hylkema assume that space settlement is a reasonable project for humanity due to possible existential risks on Earth, and human enhancement including gene editing should be considered as a serious option.
That technology would make its way to earth eventually. This is all inevitable. Teenagers are already ordering DIY CRISPR kits off the internet.
Szocik considers rationale for possible application of moral bioenhancement of future space astronauts and space settlers
Most utopian sentiment you’ll see all month.
Whoa, now we’re getting to the real dangerous questions
Lluis Oviedo, in Chap. 19, discusses possible functions of religion and religiosity as systems of human enhancement.
That’s the final chapter. No wonder, most have to be warmed up to be receptive to that.
Seeing this sentence gave me a moment where I felt “moved”
Some of them consider more radical enhancements which could easily lead to the evolution of new human sub-species.
And we know why the following is, don’t we
One of them is to underline the importance of the idea of human enhancement for space missions. This idea is rarely discussed in scientific papers and books in the context of space missions.
Why is that? Why don’t you say it out loud.
“Because of the fabrication of history!”
Yes, good job.